Dealing with the loss of a child is very tricky. It's full of contradictions and mixed feelings. For the parent who has lost, and for the friends and family of said parent. Learning to live with grief is hard. Very hard. You think you have something figured out, and then you get blindsighted. But I … Continue reading Supporting someone through grief
I've been strugglng to write these last few weeks. It's been busy, yes. It's been emotionally draining, more so than I expected. But that's not why. I really do have so much to say. I write and write and write. I have a journal beside my bed that's slowly but surely filling up. But I … Continue reading Death and grief – Part of the human experience.
Everyone knows the cliches, the sayings, the inspirational quotes. They all boil down to one thing, "you're never given more than you can handle". This rages me. It minimizes and simplifies the hardships we all go through. And boy, do we get some tough things thrown our way. This isn't just from a grieving mothers … Continue reading The darkest time
The holidays are here. Christmas, Hanukka, Kwanzaa, Sinterclass. No matter what, or if, or how you celebrate, the holidays can be tricky. I mean, it's the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also remind us of the important people who we don't have with us. They tend to remind us of the … Continue reading Soak it in – One day everything will change
This whole grieving thing is tough. Every time I think I have something figured out; a coping mechanism, an expected reaction, an anticipated emotion, it sneaks out and gives me an unpredicted surprise. I've always been a bit of a hypochondriac. When my kids get sick I can get a bit crazy. I've ended up … Continue reading Anxiety and grief